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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 7th September 2011, 22:10 Thread Starter
 
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Had to phone Honda service today as an odd thing has happened with the new Accord: when I return to it at work or home, it is locked but the four windows are all down by a uniform 3 inches. Apparently the Service Manager said he has dealt with this before and was baffled at first. It is though a design feature - if the car is locked and the key fob unlock button is subsequently pressed for a second or two the car unlocks and windows drop. it then relocks after 45 seconds but the windows stay down. Honda advice is to lock the car, don't put keys in pockets but walk away ensuing the key fob buttons are not pressed.

Strange design feature but I thought I'd share it with other civinfo members (car's still great despite this quirk)
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Sorry didn't make the point that this has occurred only four or five times in 5 weeks of ownership - it's not a daily event
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Still poor IMO it should not be like that, infact in all my dealing on TA ive never heard of this.
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I've never seen this either.. can't even understand what it's purpose would be if it's a supposed design feature?
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I dont know its purpose? Maybe ventilation for a dog? The only similar thing i can think of is when the rear hatch window on my 06 Freelander used to slide down on holding the unlock i seem to remember
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My Astra Coupe and subsequent convertible, and I think my Z4 had these features.. but they sported pillarless doors and the feature was there to ensure a tight seal everytime you shut the doors..
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Had to phone Honda service today as an odd thing has happened with the new Accord: when I return to it at work or home, it is locked but the four windows are all down by a uniform 3 inches. Apparently the Service Manager said he has dealt with this before and was baffled at first. It is though a design feature - if the car is locked and the key fob unlock button is subsequently pressed for a second or two the car unlocks and windows drop. it then relocks after 45 seconds but the windows stay down. Honda advice is to lock the car, don't put keys in pockets but walk away ensuing the key fob buttons are not pressed.

Strange design feature but I thought I'd share it with other civinfo members (car's still great despite this quirk)

Yup this is a new feature which wasn't on the 7th gen. Honda class this as the Anti-pinch Power Window Operation. European car manufacturers have been doing this for yonks and Honda have finally put this feature in European accord. JDM models too have had this for yonks.

You are right in saying it can be operated by the key fob.. but I find it hard for the unlock button being depressed in your pocket. this operation can only be performed whilst the car is unlocked. If unlock the car and then hold the button for a second time within 10 seconds, the windows and sunroof open. The windows and sunroof stop moving when the unlock button is released.
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Youre right. Closer inspection of the manual shows you can open and close windows with the key fob.
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Phew.
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